Monday, 27 October 2014

Scary Halloween Jewels

jewelleryblog2Not long  now until Trick or Treat, Horror Movie Marathons and Ducking for Apples!!

We’re all looking forward to some pumpkin carving over the next few days and I have the mamouth task of making some rather gruesome open wounds for a Halloween Night Ride!! Think I might need some luck and a lot of patience to get this one right!

If you want to get in the spirit but don’t want to get out the face paints and fancy dress then why not add some subtle Halloween touches to your outfit with some of our cute Halloween inspired jewels this week.

Lets start with the Gruesome severed hand and what lovely rings it bears.

We have a lovely mix of animal heads by Pure Brass Neck and a rather scary flocked spider by Lady Muck. All these rings are available direct from the gallery and aren’t currently on our website. There’s also a cute pair of sparkly bats resting on top of our lovely severed  hand by Lady Muck.


We have a few Necklaces to jazz up your Halloween Party Frock!

The All Seeing Eye by Lucie Ellen is on an extra long chain so looks great with a dress

Dawn Cluster of Stars by Bonnie Bling  has just the right amount of Sparkle to catch the light!

I Spyz Cats Eyez by I Love Crafty with it’s striking gold mirror eyes. Perfect if you don’t quite have the courage to head out as a black cat.

Lady Muck has you covered for cute little Halloween inspired Earrings. From Pumpkins, Bats, Skulls and Ghosts. There are plenty to choose from! These aren’t available on our website but if you spy a pair that would go perfect with your outfit then get in contact via here or call us at the gallery on 0131 447 3255 and we’ll endeavor to get them sent out on time for Halloween.


If you have any amazing Halloween Dress inspired by the Halloween goodies we have in the gallery then we’d love to see it!

Trick or Treat?

Scary Halloween Jewels

Saturday, 25 October 2014

#SaturdaySuperstars - Things that go Bump in the Night!

saturdaysuperstarsThis weeks #SaturdaySuperstars are Things that go Bump in the night!

With Halloween fast approaching we have lots of goulish goodies to get you in the spirit!

Whether it be Artwork for your walls, Cute cut outs for kids and Big kids alike we should have your covered for the Fright Night!!

Eggnogg has a fantastic selection of colour and cut out masks and fancy dress. Colour in your very own Pumpkin, Skeleton and Monster masks and head out trick or treating with a smug look on your face, knowing that you managed to keep the colour within the lines! Surely that goes some distance to being crowned ‘Best Fancy Dress’.

Mibo make the cutest little cut out and make animals. This time these guys have got a spooky Halloween spin! Perfect for kids at Halloween parties or great for your Halloween display.

We have lots of Halloween worthy prints in the gallery at the moment. We love Rich Fairheads Sugar Skull Risographs, available in two colour ways. Sugar Skulls could be quite an impressive dress up for both guys and gals! Check out this for some handy tips.

We also have a stunning range of prints from Peter Carrington. His Lunar Wolf fitted perfectly with our Halloween selection today and has been attracting lots of attention in our Halloween window too.


Seymour never disappoints with his array of crazy characters. These are some of our most recent Seymour pieces to arrive in the gallery. Why not take some fancy dress styling props from his Retired Wrestler Series.  The Harvester would make for a pretty awesome costume!

The detail is Seymour’s new print The Man-Diram is amazing!


If you plan on spending your Halloween in doors then this colouring book Aaaaarrrrggghhh!!!! by I Love Mel is full of all your favourite Scary Movie characters. It’s sure to keep you company on dark nights alone. Just don’t make them too gruesome that you scare yourself!


We hope that’s given you some inspiration to get you in the Halloween Spirit.

Next weeks jewellery Blog will feature all our scary jewellery to compliment your costume! Flocked Spider Ring anyone??

Have a great weekend!

#SaturdaySuperstars - Things that go Bump in the Night!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sweet Treat Jewels

sweettreatsWe all love a Sweet Treat be it biscuits, cakes or juicy fruits! This weeks jewellery blog is full of lots of treat themed jewellery so you can wear your sweet indulgences as necklaces, earrings and brooches!

To start us off we have the Fresh From The Oven Bakery Collection by I Love Crafty. This range includes the cutest Donut Necklaces and Rings in layered acrylic showing the icing layers and cute little sprinkles on top. They look good enough to eat.

Local artist Rebecca Wilson makes our favourite biscuits and iced gems out of porcelain with gold detailing. We love her Nice Biscuit Brooch with saucy pin up on the side and her cute little ice gem studs available in a variety of styles. If you love her biscuit brooch your going to die for her Time for Tea Wall Clock. It Features all the classic tea time biscuits.

We’ve got lots of Sweet Treat earrings by Lady Muck. Her little Ice Cream Cones come in a variety of colours, if juicy fruits are more your thing we have cherries, apples and little strawberries too or the Juiciest Watermelon Necklace by The Squid Ink Co (online soon)

Wear your love of the sweet stuff on your lapel with The Bellwether’s I love Cake and Biscuit Badges or these cute little badges from Sarah Ray (available in the gallery)

To finish off this weeks Sweet Treat Jewels we have new Brooches from Acorn and Will in lots of Candy Colours as well as cute as a button little earrings too! all soon to appear online.

If the real deal is more your thing we really are spoilt for choice is the surrounding area. If you’re an ice cream lover then you must visit Mary’s Milk Bar in the Grassmarket for the best Ice Cream in Edinburgh. A Milk Malt Milkshake is a must.

Tastes just like the biscuits!


Further up the hill at West Port is Lovecrumbs. In our opinion, some of the best cakes in Edinburgh all served up on the cutest vintage crockery.


And lets not forget our new french neighbours here on Victoria Street. La Barantine Victoria Serving up the most delicate french patisserie. We’ve sampled some of their macarons and they’re delicious!


Too many Sweet Treats in one blog! We’re off to buy cake…or biscuits….or ice cream…..maybe all three!


Sweet Treat Jewels

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Lindsey Brown Exhibition Preview

Flying Tawny Owl Archival Print WEB sq 600Be the first to see our spectacular new show this weekend as Lindsey Brown’s exhibition preview is on show.  Lindsey has created her own world in our windows, with amazing illustrating her incredible birds of prey, cats and even the odd skull in and ON our Red Door Gallery windows.  We have a monochrome menagerie of animals, with some surreal splashes of colour, pattern and eyes… yes eyes!

There are a selection of her pieces available to view here, and the unbelieveable window display Lindsey is working on will be published here online next week.  I spy cats eyes!

Lindsey Brown Exhibition Preview

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Screen-printing perfection

WEB-transmutationtwo If you have ever tried screen-printing, you will know how highly techinical the process is and screen-printing perfection is often a very time consuming process.  Each colour is printed separately so every print must be positioned with perfect registration under the screen.  The ink must be of the correct consistancy, even pressure applied during it’s application all to create perfect deffinition of line (fine lines being even more tricky).  As with traditional painting, artists have the option to mix their own inks to create the perfect pallete.  Transfiguration Three-WEBThis collection of screen prints recently arrived in from Martin Nelson, is an example of how precise a print master can be with line and colour and of how the tiniest variation of tone and curve can create a print which is both bold and detail oriented.  Each of these prints is a visual game, reminicent of Op Art, they create a sensation of impossible seeming 3 Dimensions forms that will hault you in your tracks and draw you in.

Have an awe-filled wonder through our selection of Screenprints available online here, and see Martin Nelson’s full range of prints here.


Screen-printing perfection

Friday, 10 October 2014

#FridayFavourites - The New Season Has Arrived!

FridayFAvourites1010The summer is but a distant memory now in this weeks #fridayfavourites – The New Season Has Arrived!

As much as we love some sunshine, Edinburgh really is beautiful in the Autumn with the abundance of trees around the city shedding their brightly colour leaves!

I do love a change in the seasons, especially here in the gallery when we get our new Autumn stock in! Last week we were shouting about the new season delivery of the New Kate Sheridan Bag Collection and the New Knitwear Collection from Orkney based Kirsteen Stewart. We definitely need those woolies now!!

This weeks Friday Favourites also has an Autumnal Feel with the beautiful new Mr Ram from Kirsty of A Wooden Tree. He’s a new addition to her range of popular vintage fabric animals to adorn your walls and will be online soon.

We’ve just received delivery of more Berty B totes. We love these Mid Century inspired printed Tote Bags in lovely autumn colours. Perfect match for your new season wardrobe.  We also have some stunning new screen printed cushions in from Berty B  in Greys Teal and Mustard. I’m definitely coveting these at the moment! More exciting goodies to follow from Berty B in the coming weeks.

It wouldn’t be Autumn in Scotland without a rain shower or two! Alice Tait’s Umbrella Print captures how we feel huddled under our umbrellas when the grey clouds come over!

Last but most certainly not least in this weeks #fridayfavourites are the new pouch designs from Please to Meet. Perfect for carrying all your essentials or as a makeup or mini wash bag. We love the new prints and bright colours.

Looks like we’re sent for a sunny Autumn weekend, Pop by the gallery and say hello and check out our new Autumn Finds!

Have fun whatever you get up to!

#FridayFavourites - The New Season Has Arrived!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Grand Token Gestures

Merci-CardAs an art gallery stacked to the rafters with investment worthy art works, it’s no secret that we are big on grand gestures, but sometimes there is a lot of delight to be found in the details, in an exceptional little token of affection, a Grand Token Gesture if you will!

Animal Wall Calendar JuneIf you are looking for a little something small yet mighty to send to a friend, we have a fantastic range of calendars for 2015 which will give a year’s worth of delight from as little as £2.50 and other tiny treasures as above from Kirsty Baynham.

GoldIceJemEars1Some gold iced gem earrings for that wee gem in your life £28,  by Rebecca Wilson.

MisterPeeblesNeverRains-510x695Or just a pretty kitty card popped in the parcel to spread some cheer!  We have recently updated our card section in our online shop, so whether you are sending large merci or a grand token jesture, we have the perfect card to go along with it.  If you are shopping online, just let us know the message you would like written inside the card and we will hand write it for you.

Grand Token Gestures

Friday, 3 October 2014

What's on our walls?

gallerwallcot14For anyone who’s to far away to have a look at what’s on our walls, here’s a quick scan of the gallery as we head into October.  There’s a big splash of our popular wooden frames, featuring animal fun from Patrizio Belcampo, Susie Wright, Charlotte Farmer and great maps by Alice Tait.  Click each artist’s name to see the collection.galleryOct14Those monochrome bunnies are back in business!  We have the above collection on show, and some superb new designs available coming online soon,  including Wine Tasting Bunny, click here to view the collection.RJK-velo14Rebecca Kaye’s new abstract Velodrome print is a winner for any cycling fans out there, or anyone who loves a good geometric shape!  £25 unframed click here.halloweenoct14What would October be without a touch of Halloween fun?  We have these super spooky colour in and make sets available online soon!

What's on our walls?

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Animal Kingdom Jewels

AnimalKingdomJewelleryBlogWe love our furry friends here in the gallery so we had to base this weeks Jewellery Blog on our favourite Animal Kingdom Jewels that we have gracing our shelves in the gallery at the moment.

It’s always difficult trying to pick out your favourite pieces, even more so when there are so many of your favourite furry friends to choose from.

From Highland Cows to Cute Little Owls, We’re sure to have your favourite Animal Kingdom Jewels covered!

Here’s just a small selection of what we have in the gallery at the moment.

Our favourite jewellers are always adding to their collection so do check the gallery and our website for more of your favourites.

Giant Highland Cow Necklace by Bonnie Bling

Animal Head Brooches by Lucie Ellen

Cat Necklace and Brooch, Fox Brooch all by Hello Sunshine

Fox and Leopard Brooches by Zixiao Chang

Swan Necklace, Earrings and Magpie Earrings by Lady Muck

Cat Rings and Brooch by I Love Crafty

Ceramic Owl Necklace by Emma Ferguson

All jewellery will be in our online shop over the next few days and available to purchase immediately from our gallery on Victoria Street.

Not Local? Give us a call on 0131 477 3255 and we can arrange postage of your favourite item.


Animal Kingdom Jewels